Please note: This site will be maintained in archive state. Please update all bookmarks with my new site:
This site has been, and continues to be, a work in progress. It began with research and writing when my first child was a
toddler. Within a few short years, we added 2 more children to the family and briefly parented a teenage step-son. During
much of that time, I also owned and operated two in-home daycare businesses. These experiences have given me endless opportunities
to explore parenting issues on many different and critical levels.
always known that I’d someday write a book. I’m pleased (and, yes, a bit nervous), to announce that I am finally
compiling my notes, thoughts and experiences in a book. I’ll post details as soon as I have more information regarding
the actual publication, so check back regularly.
working title and discipline program I embrace is called Effective Practical Parenting.
It is a 3-level progressive approach, with each level building on the one that comes before.
Level 1 is the foundation of love, security and safety that we build into our relationship with
Level 2 includes the proactive discipline tools we use to make life with children joyful, manageable
Level 3 defines specific strategies when a discipline
tempting, I know, to simply click the link that tells you how to manage a toddler in the grocery store. But I encourage you
to start at Level 1 and progress through Level 3, because the foundation of love, security and safety are crucial to the discipline
tools that come later.